×

TV News Roundup: ‘Varsity Blues’ Series in Development at Quibi From ‘Stuber’ Writer

In today’s roundup, Quibi announces development on a “Varsity Blues” series adaptation and FOX releases the trailer for the series premiere of “BH90201.” 

FIRST LOOKS

AMC released the first trailer for the second season of “Lodge 49.” Ex-surfer Dude and his fraternal order will return in the modern day stoner fable August 12.

IFC dropped the “funk’n-new” trailer for the first season of “Sherman’s Show.” The variety sketch show premieres on Wednesday, July 31 at 10 p.m.

FOX released the trailer for the series premiere of “BH90201.” The Beverly Hills gang returns Wednesday, Aug 7 on Fox.

DEVELOPMENT
Quibi is developing a series based on the classic high school football film “Varsity Blues.” The series is being written by Tripper Clancy, who most recently penned the upcoming comedy film “Stuber.” Anne Fletcher will direct. Mike Tollin and John Gatins will executive produce. The series hails from Peter Guber and Tollin’s MSM and Paramount Television. Maia Glickman will oversee the project for MSM. Tova Laiter also executive produces.
Former “Friends” star Courteney Cox is set to star in and executive produce a Spectrum Originals series based on her character from the Netflix docuseries “Last Chance U.” The series, which hails from Michael Strahan and Constance Schwartz-Morini’s SMAC Productions, will center around Brittany Wagner, an academic advisor at the titular school which gives young athletes one final hope of make it to the pros.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Two-time Emmy winning director Randi Clarke Lennon will be joining the new nationally syndicated day time talk show “Tamron Hall.” The show premieres Sept. 9.

 

Popular on Variety

More TV

  • Viacom Channels Grab 'Seinfeld' Cable Rerun

    Viacom Channels Grab 'Seinfeld' Cable Rerun Rights

    Viacom has sealed a deal with Sony Pictures Television for the cable rights to “Seinfeld” starting in October 2021. The deal comes on the heels of a blockbuster new deal between Sony and Netflix for the streaming rights to the beloved NBC sitcom that also begins in 2021. “Seinfeld” reruns have been a staple of [...]

  • Soho House

    Soho House Lands In Downtown Los Angeles

    Warner Music, Spotify and Lyft are poised to welcome a new neighbor to downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District with Soho Warehouse, the third California outpost of the Hollywood-loved members-only club — and the largest North American opening to date. Hot on the heels of the Soho House Hong Kong debut earlier this summer, the private [...]

  • Elite Season 2

    San Sebastian: Spain’s SVOD Players Debate Competition, Brand, Talent

    SAN SEBASTIAN  — Executives from HBO, Netflix, Amazon and Movistar+ and “Elite” co-creator Darío Madrona took to the stage to field questions on the Global Impact of Spanish Series. Here, briefly, are five takeaways: 1.Spain First “La Casa de Papel” was watched by 34,355,956 Netflix accounts over its first seven days,  after a July 19 [...]

  • Samsung Makes Bid to Keep Viewers

    Samsung Makes Bid to Keep Viewers From Skipping Fox Ad Breaks

    Fox is hoping to knit together the seconds-long divide between a TV program and the commercials that support it. During ad breaks for a few football broadcasts, tomorrow’s run of the Emmys and Wednesday’s season premiere of “The Masked Singer,” the network will kick off ad sessions with special show promos that display artistic renderings [...]

  • Patria

    HBO Europe Unveils ‘Patria’ Footage to Captive San Sebastian Audience

    SAN SEBASTIAN — Amid large expectation, HBO Europe has revealed first footage giving a first sense of tone and pace of its Spanish original series “Patria.” A packed-to-overflowing press conference on Saturday morning at the San Sebastian Festival can be read as one sign of the potential popularity of the eight-part series. The panel sneak-peek [...]

  • Topic Studios

    Layoffs Hit Topic Studios as TV Division Relocates to West Coast (EXCLUSIVE)

    A small round of layoffs has hit Topic Studios this week in the television division, insiders familiar with the company told Variety. One of the insiders said three executives at the New York-based producer and distributor are out: senior vice president of scripted programming and Viacom alum Lisa Leingang, vice president of development Mona Panchal [...]

  • Peter Weber and Mike Johnson

    'The Bachelor's' Mike Johnson on Diversity and New Leading Man Peter Weber

    ABC named its newest star of “The Bachelor” this week, officially making Peter Weber the leading man for Season 24 of the long-running dating show. Social media backlash ensued following the announcement due to ABC’s selection lacking diversity, yet again. Since the dating franchise began in 2002, there has been only one “Bachelorette” of color [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content